business meeting 20.09.10.jpgProjected global economic performance will come under the spotlight when industry and government officials converge for the 2012 Economic Outlook Symposium on the 2nd of next month.

The symposium to be hosted by Mandel Training Centre in conjunction with the Gordon Institute of Business (GIBS) will provide a platform for the business community to map out strategies for industry based on expected economic performance in 2012.

Mandel Training Centre Chief Executive Officer, Mr Johnson Manyakara said the aim of the symposium is to provide the local business with a global outlook to assist in strategising for the year which has just begun.

The conference, which will run under the theme “Powering the Zimbabwean Economy for Sustainability” will highlight government’s forecast for the year, key issues impacting the economy locally and globally, the political environment, the energy situation and issues to do with accessing capital and recapitalisation.

While analysts have projected global economic growth of 3,2% in 2012, citing recovery from the economic recession, emerging economies are expected to grow by 5,1% due to slower export growth.

Government estimates local economic growth to reach 9,3%.